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Sunday, 1 October 2017

[1 Day Kyoto] Meet producers of traditional crafts in Kyoto

In the ancient capital Kyoto, various traditional crafts workshops are located. In the Higashiyama area near Kiyomizu temple, located potters of kiyomizu yaki,  craftsman related to tea utensils have lived near Ogawadori, where headquarter of sado Senke is located, and Nishijin is a notable district, which produced great number of weavers.  

For this tour, you can visit producers of traditional handicrafts based on your interests (ex. shibori, weaving, bamboo crafts, laquerware, pottery studio, knife maker).

example itinerary:

 9:00 Hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
 9:30-11:00 Visit to shibori workshop
11:00-12:00 Shopping at a linen fabric shop  
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Shibori museum
14:30-16:00 Nishijin weaving atelier
16:00-17:00 Nishijin textile center


Shibori is a Japanese traditional tie-dyeing, which makes patterns by using several techniques such as string gathering, folding, binding, pegging, or stitching. 

Kanoko shibori 

The linen shop focuses on linen materials and products, such as linen thread, clothe, bags, interior products, and so on.

Shibori museum

vintage textile techniques

indigo dyeing atelier
Pottery, bamboo crafts, woodblock printing also could be good options.


half day tour

1-5 persons 15000JPY
6 persons 18000JPY
7 persons 20000JPY
8 persons 22000JPY

1 day tour 

1-5 persons 25000JPY
6 persons  30000JPY
7 persons 33000JPY
8 persons 36000JPY

included: Guide fee, hotel pick-up
not included: Lunch (you and guide), transportation fee, entrance fee and lecture, if needed